I got a bit of a shock this afternoon to discover a very unsavoury comment left yet AGAIN in my moderated comments box to the tune that the way I scrap is retarded. It a horrible word isnt it? Not something someone would necessairily say in the UK but nevertheless it did get me thinking.
A continual spat of malicious comments bothers me only becuase they are left by anonymous persons. Other than that, I dont sit here and cry or worry or feel I should stop blogging. I blog for a number of reasons but really I don't think I should have to fully justify it. My favourite reason to blog and indeed scrap is so that I can look back on any given day, right the way back to Sept o5 and recollect. It jogs my memory and helps me search through my library of 23,000 photos to a particular favourite with such speed. It helps me keep on contact with my parents who live hours away, my husband who works away mon-fri and to let my freinds know what I have been up to.
Yup, sure you only get to hear the fun and exciting bits of my day becuase I sure as hell dont have just the sugary, fluffy life that it portrays! Its not to say that my blogging is a lie. I dont think you want to hear of the almighty screaming match I had with my cable supplier, the conversation with the girl at the checkout in Tesco or how I almost stepped in doggly plop. And whats funny is that I was told recently that some people think I am my blog - my goodness - NO! Im not all about scrapping and blogging and travel and teaching and magazine work. Im also a momma who struggles with her daughters disabilities, a wife who see's her husband 8 days a month, a loner who works from home and whose contact with any other human beings (in addition to her daughter) is other mommas who take their kiddies to school. I love my lot in life - I wouldnt have it any other way. But snidey, nasty and personal attacks towards me are unjust becuase whoever they are do not know me. I said back in august that you ought not to judge a person until you have walked a mile in their shoes and its such an honest piece of advice.
So there you have it.
If the anonymous poster would like to email me about their "beef" perhaps we could chat amicably. There proffers an olive branch, if ever I saw it.Anyway, here is a nice picture to keep the positive chi in full flow. A pink rose which was kindly donated by a wonderful florist I met yesterday Called Anita Tootle - gotta love that surname.